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Newsletter of the Federal Depository Library Program

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March 15, 2003

GP 3.16/3-2:24/03
( Vol. 24, no. 03 )

Interagency Depository Seminar
Coming Up in May

Space Still Available: Register Now!

A few spaces are still open to attend the 16th Annual Interagency Depository Seminar scheduled for May 27 through June 4, 2003, in Washington, DC. Registration for the seminar has been extended to April 11, 2003.

The weeklong seminar, offered at no charge, is designed to acquaint newer depository library staff with the information products and services of a multitude of Federal Government agencies.

Updated Agenda

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

There will be an informal get-together of seminar participants in the lobby of the Churchill Hotel at 6:00 p.m. Librarians will be able to meet some colleagues and Depository Services staff in an informal setting. Those who are interested may enjoy dining together in the area with a member of the Depository Services inspection team.

Wednesday, May 28

Government Printing Office

The Library Programs Service (LPS) of the Government Printing Office will host the first day of the seminar. LPS staff will be available to answer questions about how GPO acquires, classifies, catalogs, and distributes and disseminates government information products in all media. There will be a comprehensive tour of the LPS facility and an opportunity to network.

Thursday, May 29

Federal Register

The Office of the Federal Register (OFR), of the National Archives and Records Administration, will present this morning’s program on the Federal regulatory system. The workshop covers the rulemaking process, including the relationship between laws and regulations; the important elements of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations; using the finding aids of the Federal Register/CFR publication system; and an overview of electronic access to certain publications of the OFR.

GPO Access

In the afternoon, GPO's Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services will demonstrate the variety of GPO Access on-line services, including the Federal Register, Congressional Record, U.S. Code, Congressional bills, and other databases.

Friday, May 30

National Libraries

The morning session will feature the products and services of four national libraries: National Agriculture Library, National Library of Medicine, National Transportation Library, and the National Education Library.

Library of Congress

In the afternoon, there will be tours of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building Great Hall and of the Serial and Government Publications Division, and a National Digital Library Learning Center demonstration.

Monday, June 2

Bureau of the Census

Staff of the Census Bureau will present product information for the 2000 Census, American Community Survey, American Factfinder, etc., and demonstrate other products on DVD or CD-ROM and the Census home page. Bureau staff will provide a variety of handouts and answer questions about the availability and uses of Census data.

Tuesday, June 3

Intellectual Property

A full day workshop will cover the basics of intellectual property: patents, trademarks and copyrights, featuring speakers from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. Attendees will learn to differentiate between three types of Federal protection for intellectual property and the methods by which this information is accessed by the public. Publications and search methods, where applicable, will also be discussed.

Wednesday, June 4

Environmental Protection Agency

In the morning, the Environmental Protection Agency, and one more agency to be announced, will discuss their products, services, and electronic initiatives.

The seminar will conclude at noon.


A block of rooms has been reserved for seminar participants at the historic Churchill Hotel. The hotel is located in Embassy Row, at 1914 Connecticut Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. The hotel is four blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro Station, and is close to such attractions as the National Zoo, the Smithsonian, and the National Gallery of Art. Attendees can take the Metro subway train from the Washington Reagan National Airport to the hotel as well as to Union Station, a block from GPO. The Library of Congress can be reached by Metro or by walking (about twenty minutes) from GPO. For information about the hotel, see its Website at <www.thechurchillhotel.com>. For a map of the Washington, DC, Metro system, see: <http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm>.

Rooms are available for the single room rate of $119.00, double room rate of $139.00, not including tax. Parking at the hotel is $19.00 per day. If you wish to reserve a room at the Churchill, you should call as soon as GPO confirms your seminar reservation. Hotel reservations at the Churchill must be made no later than April 11, 2003. After that date, the Churchill does not guarantee room availability or the seminar rate. If you choose to make other hotel arrangements, be sure the hotel is near a Metro subway stop for ease of transportation to and from seminar sites.

The phone number of the reservation desk at the Churchill Hotel is 202-797-2000. The fax number is 202-462-0944. Please tell the reservation clerk that you are attending the GPO Interagency Depository Seminar and quote the above room rate. If you are interested in sharing a room with another librarian attending the seminar, Robin Haun-Mohamed at LPS will try to match up roommates. You may contact her by telephone on 202-512-1119 or via email at <rhaun-mohamed@gpo.gov>.

Interagency Seminar Registration Form

Fax to: Chief, Depository Services        Fax by: April 11, 2003

Library Programs Service (SLLD)


____ I would like to attend the May 27-June 4, 2003 Interagency Depository Seminar.

____ I need lodging and will contact the hotel directly.

____ I have not previously attended this GPO-sponsored seminar.

Please type or print clearly:

Depository #_____________


Institution Name________________________________________________________________________________

Library Name__________________________________________________________________________________

Street Address__________________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip Code + 4__________________________________________________________________________

Telephone (include area code)______________________________________________________________________

Internet E-mail Address___________________________________________________________________________________